Loss of life toll from Indonesia landslide rises to 23

JAKARTA: The demise toll from a landslide close to an unlawful gold mine on Indonesia’s central island of Sulawesi had risen to 23 folks, whilst 35 others are nonetheless lacking, an legit mentioned on Tuesday (Jul 9).

Unlicensed mines are not unusual around the mineral-rich Southeast Asian archipelago, the place deserted websites draw in locals who hunt for leftover gold ore with out right kind protection apparatus.

The landslide hit a far flung village within the Bone Bolango district of Gorontalo province overdue Saturday following intense rains.

“As of this afternoon … 23 folks died, 66 folks survived and 35 individuals are being searched” for, Gorontalo seek and rescue company legit Ida Bagus Nyoman Ngurah Asrama instructed AFP.

The former demise toll used to be 11, as of Monday afternoon.

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